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Seventeen Receive Commissioning

Seventeen GMC Junior College cadets received their commissioning into the U.S. Army as second lieutenants on Thursday, June 10, 3:00 p.m., in the Goldstein Center for the Performing Arts. They are: 2LT Termorris A. Benn 2LT Joshua Cotton 2LT Nicholas D. Dickens 2LT Martha D. Esteban 2LT Gluck F. Hunter 2LT Charles T. Kelly 2LT Ryan C. King 2LT Darryl W. Kothmann 2LT Don T. Lopes 2LT Samuel E. Lummus 2LT Michael B. Macias 2LT Wendi C. Mazariegos 2LT Jonathan Mercado 2LT Rahn M. Raethke 2LT Alan B. Schweitzer 2LT Anthony A. Smith 2LT Kong M. Thao The speaker was LTC Jim Lopez, the new Professor of Military Science for GMC. Prior to coming to Georgia Military College, LTC Lopez most recently was selected to serve as a Division G/J6, Signal Staff Officer for Joint Task Force 134, Detainee Operations, and Multinational Forces Iraq. He deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, with the unit and planned, engineered and directed the establishment of tactical and strategic communications capabilities for U.S. Forces Detention Operations. Upon his return from Iraq, he was assigned to the Signal Regiment’s Capabilities Development Integration Directorate as a Branch Chief charged with developing future Signal war-fighting support concepts and Signal operations doctrine. GMC’s Early Commissioning Program, one of only five such programs in the nation, is a demanding program in which cadets develop the skills necessary to be leaders in the United States Army within a period of two years. View photos of the ceremony here: http://gmcpr.smugmug.com/Other/Commissioning-61010/12512537_LvQMM#897377309_sdRM8